Don’t rush to finish syllabus, focus on conceptual learning: Sisodia asks school heads

New Delhi, June 16 (FN Representative) To plan the strategy for the new academic session (2022-23) starting July onwards, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia held an interaction with the principals of Delhi Government-run schools on Thursday. Over 800 principals attended the official meeting. Sisodia, who also holds the portfolio of Education Minister, stressed on formulating future strategies that will bridge the learning gap among children which has been widened due to Covid-19 pandemic. He said schools should not rush to complete the syllabus but focus on conceptual understandings of the subjects among the students. “We need to think about our future strategies to bridge the learning gap which has widened due to the pandemic in the past two years.

We need to start from the point where we left two years ago and strategize accordingly. There is no rush to complete the syllabus. Focus of schools should be on building conceptual understanding,” he added. The Minister also instructed the principals to set minimum benchmarks in their school regarding the infrastructure, cleanliness, and school environment. He assured the heads of necessary help from the government while he said that officials from the Directorate of Education (DoE) will review the progress time-to-time. “It’s the responsibility of principals to ensure that no student is left behind, when we move ahead with the next session after summer vacation. Apart from this, along with implementation of programs like Mission Buniyaad, Business Blasters and Mindset Curricula, principals need to ensure that they set a minimum benchmark of quality of education, cleanliness and maintenance of infrastructure in their schools,” Sisodia instructed.